Monday, August 11, 2008

Welcome back, Clint!

Although not official yet, it sounds like Clint Mathis may be headed back to Salt Lake City for his second stint with Real Salt Lake after his recent trial with IK Start has apparantly fell through. Here are the reports:

Mathis to MLS? -> Washington Post/Steven Goff
Don't be surprised if Clint Mathis -- yes, that Clint Mathis -- ends up on Real Salt Lake's roster this week. Sources tell the Insider that the club is seriously considering acquiring Mathis from Los Angeles, which has maintained MLS rights to the 31-year-old midfielder-forward since he left for Greece last January. Mathis worked out informally with RSL this summer before heading to Norway for an unsuccessful trial with IK Start.
If a deal is reached, RSL would become the third MLS team that Mathis has joined on two separate occasions: Los Angeles in 1998-2000 and 2007 (winter), New York 2000-03 and 2007, and RSL in 2005 and '08. He also played for Colorado in 2006.
Does Mathis have anything left?

United, Revs, RSL, Ouch -> Washington Post/Steven Goff
*An update on our early-morning report that Real Salt Lake might end up signing Clint Mathis.....
The sides are close to a deal, according to his representative, but nothing has been finalized. Mathis arrived in Salt Lake City today for workouts. RSL would need to complete a trade with the Galaxy, which holds his MLS rights.